Edward Riley(c. 1842 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 19 years. Enlisted May 3, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company G, May 4, 1861, to serve two years. He was promoted Sergeant on January 22, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Riley, River, Connor (wounded), Company I ..."
The remainder of the War:
He mustered out with his company on May 20, 1863. He again enlisted, on May 26, 1863 as Private, Company A, 11th NY Veteran Infantry, and transferred to Company D, 17th NY Veteran Infantry on October 1, 1863. He was reported as a deserter from the 11th on July 29, 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1.
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 742 [AotW citation 12640]
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